ERIC Number: ED249107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Who Lives There? A Spring Program for Kindergarten.
Jackson Community Coll., MI. Dahlem Environmental Education Center.
This instructional packet is one of 14 school environmental education programs developed for use in the classroom and at the Dahlem Environmental Education Center (DEEC) of the Jackson Community College (Michigan). Provided in the packet are pre-trip activities, field trip activities, and post-trip activities which focus on the importance of homes to animals and people. Strategies for using these activities with kindergarten children are also provided. The pre-trip activities examine differences between living and nonliving things, plant and animal home needs, and animal homes. Three activity sheets and a letter to parents explaining the purpose of the program are included. Field trip activities include finding animal homes at the DEEC and exploring the environment at each site. (These and other activities and lists of formal and non-formal field trip objectives are provided in a separate field trip guide.) The post-trip activities include studying animals in school, exploring the relationship between people and animals, and making animal homes from such objects as pebbles, broom sticks, and popsicle sticks. All activities provide opportunities for students to practice skills in classifying, comparing, and cooperating. Although the activities are based on science, they will also enhance other disciplines as well. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Housing, Interdisciplinary Approach, Kindergarten, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Primary Education, Science Activities, Social Studies
Dahlem Environmental Education Center, Jackson Community College, 7117 South Jackson Rd., Jackson, MI 49201.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Inst. of Museum Services.
Authoring Institution: Jackson Community Coll., MI. Dahlem Environmental Education Center.